Man pronounced dead after stabbing

Mulberry Street where the stabbing initially occurred. Photo credit: Brianne Mcevoy

Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was stabbed and transported to Enloe Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead on Feb. 19.

Just before 8 a.m. calls to 911 reported a fight on Mulberry Street, but when police arrived no one was at the scene.

Police then received a phone call from a women who was taking Eldridge to the hospital.

Police and medics met the woman at West 2nd Avenue and moved Eldridge by ambulance to Enloe Medical Center.

The death of Joel Eldridge is being treated as a homicide by police and detectives are still undergoing the investigation.

People of interest in the investigation included Brandy Hernandez who was contacted and is no longer a suspect and Michael Anderson from Chico who is still a remaining suspect and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anderson’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

Brianne McEvoy can be reached at [email protected] or @briannemcevoy on Twitter.